They planned a great Fall Fest at The Wood

The Facebook invite from our great friend Michelle pointed us toward a new place for my dear wife Karen and I. Hard to believe that there are still cool spots around Central New York that we haven’t visited, right? The Wood is a nine-hole golf course in Baldwinsville, some 15 miles or so northwest of…

It’s natural to pitch in to help families

Syracuse University put in the call for action before the football game. So I stopped at Nichols early game day morning and picked up a package of diapers. As with most purchases of unfamiliar items these days, I went through my sticker shock routine. I forked over $8.99 for an amount of diapers that might…

Taking a needed stretch at the park

The bus let a bunch of young fellows and a few mentors out in the late afternoon. A coach explained to this curious questioner that they were at mid-point of a trip to play a college soccer game. Out they went onto the grassy lawn of Onondaga Lake Park to take advantage of the space.…

If you and a friend need to ride

The bikes are all in a row at Onondaga Lake Park. You too can rent and ride in style. I have not been tempted, I must say, even though I walk this stretch of Onondaga Lake Park a lot and spot people look fairly happy as they pedal past in many colorful combinations.

Another painted rock surfaces at last

I don’t know if it was the discovery or the social media posting that took time, but my terrific daughter Elisabeth let me know that another one of the rocks she left behind in South Padre Island during our family reunion trip in the summer of 2019 had been found and flaunted. I must say…